Wednesday, July 22, 2009

IDUG backs up DB2 logs to Amazon S3

Rob Williams recently did a lot of volunteer work to rebuild the IBM DB2 User Group (IDUG) website. It now runs on the free DB2 Express-C database.

For easy backup and recovery, Rob set up archiving of DB2 logs to Amazon S3.
There are no upfront costs; you only pay for what you use. The current price for this service is around $0.150 per GB per month and $0.10 per GB for data transfer. By the time you factor in all the costs for a tape system and Tivoli storage manager, this can be a very cost effective way to backup small DB2 databases with a proven technology.
Check out Rob's scripts and maybe consider setting up your own solution.


Leons Petrazickis
DB2 Express-C Community Team

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